Farrell's Hat Trick Leads G-Town Past Rutgers
from press release
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's No. 8/8 women's lacrosse team (10-3; 4-1) opened up a 9-1 halftime lead against Rutgers (9-5; 1-4) and went on to win in Piscataway, N.J., 13-5. It marked Georgetown's fourth league win of the season and the 14th straight against the Scarlet Knights.
"We were able to dominate the first half on both ends of the field," commented Head Coach Ricky Fried. "We played well on the draw control through the ride. It was a team effort and I was very satisfied with our play and the end result."
Meghan Farrell (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Visitation) led the Hoyas with three goals while six other Hoyas scored against Rutgers. The Hoyas had 31 shots compared to RU's 17 and GU won 12-of-20 draws. Goalkeeper Barb Black (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) had four saves and earned her 10th win of the year.
The Hoyas scored eight straight goals to begin the game on their way to a 9-1 halftime lead. Hannah Franklin (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School) started the scoring barrage off a free position shot four minutes into the contest. Rosie Corcoran (Point Lookout, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) then netted two straight with assists from Erin Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) and Franklin.
Farrell struck for two straight with an assist from Dina Jackson (Potomac, Md./Bullis) on the second tally. The Hoyas were up 6-0. Three unassisted scores built GU's halftime advantage to 9-1 as Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor), Franklin and Sophia Thomas (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep) all scored.
Within two minutes of the second period the Hoyas opened up an 11-1 lead when Freedman and Jackson each hit their second goals of the day. An assist was credited to Corcoran on Jackson's score. The Scarlet Knights made one run at the Hoyas, scoring three straight and making the game an 11-4 affair. Two more scores from Georgetown and one from RU closed the game out. Farrell scored her third of the day with 20 minutes to play and Reilly Woodman (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes) scored her third of the year.
Georgetown stays in conference this Sunday, April 21, with a 1 p.m. game at Villanova. The game will be played in Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pa.